I have known Phil for more than 15yrs. I have had the pleasure of working with Phil’s talented staff for general council. His team is very personable and extremely knowledgeable. Questions are always answered promptly and they ensure you have a solid understanding of your options. I highly recommend Fornaro Law for any of your real estate and or estate planning needs.

Glenn Turro

I was going through a short sale in which I had multiple lien holders who wouldn’t agree to the terms set by both parties. It was a nightmare situation and I found myself stuck without any options other than foreclosure. I decided to reach out to Phil to see if he could anything to get me through the process. I knew I made the right decision immediately after my initial conversation. I was looking for an attorney that didn’t make false promises, managed my expectations honestly, and was someone I could trust. Phil was all those things and more. He delivered on what he promised during our first conversation and was prompt and professional in dealing with all parties involved in the short sale. Fornaro Law was the reason I was able to push my short sale through a nightmare situation and come out almost unscathed. Quite simply, I would recommend Phil to ANYONE I know.”


Chicago, IL

The Fornaro Law corporate law team represented Dubak Electrical Group in the Corporate Asset Purchase and Aquistion Transaction of Dart Electrical Construction and Maintenance LLC. The transaction period lasted seven (7) months. We found the Fornaro Law team to be extremely detail orientated, client focused, fair, seasoned and professional. The acquisition of Dart Assets formed Dubak Electrical's Indianapolis Regional Operation. We see the Fornaro Law team as a long term legal partner to our organization, and we look forward to their services as we continue to grow."


LaGrange, IL

We have searched a long time to find an Attorney as trustworthy and dependable as Amy R. Lara from Fornaro Law. We are very pleased to have her as part of our team."

Agent Equity Partners

Westchester IL

I am truly thankful to have worked with Amy Lara at Fornaro Law. She was able to turn my negative situation into a positive situation. She guided me step by step through the rigorous process of a Consent to Foreclosure. She was very prompt and professional at all times. I can honestly say without Amy I would be in the dark and at the will of mercy to the lender and the legal process. I would recommend working with Amy Lara to anyone who is in an undesirable situation like I was. Thanks again Amy for being there for me when I needed you most.


Chicago, IL

I have used Fornaro Law for the past 15 years for 5 different companies & for various needs. From real estate closings, sales of corporations, licensing, contracts & lawsuits. I would strongly recommend Phil Fornaro as over the years he has proven himself with a winning record.

Ralph Pontrelli

President, Wright Advertising Corp.

As a title and escrow service provider we work with a wide range of attorneys and law firms throughout the state of Illinois, Phil Fornaro and his complete team at Fornaro Law in LaGrange stands above the crowd. They consistently demonstrate exceptional knowledge and professionalism in the area of real estate law. Their closings are always a pleasure to be a part of.

Ken Klank

Vice President, Citywide Title Corporation, Chicago IL

I would highly recommend Fornaro Law for both business and individual legal needs. Phil Fornaro and his team of attorneys have done an exemplary job for my company. Phil is not only local and highly accessible, but he also takes a very practical and proactive approach to helping us that is geared towards problem-solving. He excels on making complicated issues understandable. I have worked with Phil and his team on numerous matters, from simple residential property closings through complex commercial transactions including SNDAs, commercial leases, preparation of loan documents and facilitating IRS subordinations for our clients. His involvement gives me a strong comfort that our risk has been mitigated and our best interests have been represented. Thank you to Phil and his team.

Joe Kroc

Vice President, First National Bank of LaGrange

I have had the pleasure of a business relationship with Phil Fornaro for over 20 years. I am a mortgage lender who from time to time refers clients for legal advice regarding their transactions and other matters. Phil and his staff have done such a good job for my clients over the years that I have the utmost trust, respect and admiration for the quality of the work that they provide. Phil is honest, diligent and knowledgeable when it comes to legal matters. My wife and I have also entrusted Phil with our personal legal matters based on the same reasons I previously mentioned. Because Phil is a consummate professional I can encourage others who are seeking a top notch attorney to contact Phil at Fornaro Law. My overall experience with Phil has been nothing but very good. I have a lot of confidence in him. Since your reputation is the most valuable asset one has in the business world, I am glad to put my name with Phil Fornaro and his law firm.

Mitch Saul

Vice President, 1st Advantage Mortgage

I met Phil Fornaro through a trusted contact of mine when I had instituted a search for new legal counsel and had asked for a recommendation. I’ve used Fornaro Law for both business and personal matters and the results are always the same; professional, attentive, productive and results oriented.

I have been impressed with Phil’s eagerness to expand his knowledge and his commitment to understanding the needs of his client and their circumstances. When we met Phil told me that his goal is to be a quality legal resource with small town values but offering big city services without the big city price. As far as I’m concerned he’s exceeded all of my expectations and far surpassed his goal.

Christopher Ludwig

President, Air Flow Spray Equipment Co.

We closed a very complicated deal with Heather Cavanaugh's involvement and I am here to say, I just don't know if that would have occurred without her diligence and extreme effort! She was always on top of every detail, and handles each complexity with professionalism and maturity that you rarely see. In fact, she is the most competent, resourceful, helpful assistant I have ever seen. She stuck with it through thick and thin, responding with lightning speed! A clear thinker and a true problem solver! I know the client would echo all of these details! This deal was ROUGH! I wanted to throw in the towel about a dozen times!!!!

Diana Ahlf

Realtor, ReMax All Pro

Fornaro Law located at 1022 S. Lagrange Road, Lagrange, IL 60525 provides all legal services for our center and on-going construction project. We have found Fornaro Law’s service to be extremely professional, courteous and responsive to our needs, timely, and detail-oriented. I am particularly grateful to Charles R. Topping, Of Counsel, who has demonstrated true professionalism and integrity. Even in the most complex cases, he has shown high analytical abilities by investigating each legal issue with thorough research and has developed high-value solutions for us. Often, he has put in extra hours to meet our deadlines at no additional charges.

I am also grateful to Phil Fornaro for his keen interest in serving our not-for-profit organization with a sense of benevolence, giving priority to our cases, and generosity in creating a fee structure that is reasonable, fair and affordable for us. I wish Chuck, Phil, and Fornaro law continued future growth and success.

Dr. Osman Ahmed, Ph.D., P.E.

Chairman, Building Project Dar-us-Sunnah Masjid and Community Center, Evanston, IL 60201